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'Come Write In' to November Novel Workshops at Gateway

Is the next great American novel collecting dust in your imagination? Pull it off that mental shelf and Come Write In to spend some time with other potential novelists during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at the Edgewood Campus of Gateway Community & Technical College in November.

NaNoWriMo is a non-profit initiative to encourage writers of all ability levels and backgrounds to try to write a 50,000-word novel between 12:01 a.m. Nov. 1 and 11:59 p.m. Nov. 30.

To help writers achieve that goal, the Edgewood Campus Library will welcome aspiring novelists to four two-hour gatherings from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 1, 8, 15 and 22. Pre-workshop information sessions will occur Oct. 21 at Gateway libraries at the following times: Covington Campus, 1025 Amsterdam Road, 1-2 p.m.; Edgewood Campus, 790 Thomas More Parkway, 12:30 1:30 p.m.; and Boone Campus, 2 -3 p.m.

"There are so many stories worth sharing that are just lying dormant in someone's imagination or memory," said Roseanna Noel, Gateway Come Write In coordinator. "NaNoWriMo gives people a reason to stop saying, Ill write it all down one day and provides the catalyst for action."

The gatherings will offer refreshments, moral support, encouragement and good company to writers as they capture their thoughts.

Participating in Come Write In makes you part of a community, Noel added. Others are going through the same issues that you are as you try to write. They are there for you; they understand; and that makes it a little easier to keep going.